Agulhas

The southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas has been witness to many a shipwreck. Take some time to discover the recovered treasures as well as the wealth of bird, plant and animal life. The park is small enough to explore in a day, but you will be tempted to linger longer and gaze over the ocean. Make sure you get your picture taken at the stone cairn that marks the southernmost tip of Africa.

Riding through this recently acquired section of the park, with its beautiful, pristine fynbos vegetation alive with flitting Cape sugarbirds and sunbirds, certainly emphasised the merits of conservation.
– Fiona McIntosh, Wild 26

Main attractions

  • The southernmost tip of Africa: Cape Agulhas
  • The lighthouse and museum
  • Diverse fynbos and rich bird life
  • Shipwrecks

Activities: Birding, nature trails, swimming, beachcombing

Top sightings: Southern right whale, African black oystercatcher, Damara tern, Cape platana

Accommodation: Chalets, restored historic cottages, guest house

Gate times: 07:00 – 19:00

Nearest centre: Caledon is 97km away (about 1 hour); Cape Town is 210km away (about 2,5 hours).

Wild Card: Purchase or renew at reception

Know before you go

  • Fuel and supplies are available in the adjacent town of L’Agulhas.
  • Whales are most likely to be sighted between June and November.

Contact park: +27 (0)28 435 6078

SANParks Central Reservations: +27 (0)12 428 9111, [email protected]

Visit Agulhas National Park’s home page.